Massachusetts Reintroduces Bills to Allow Restoration of YOM Plates for Antique Vehicles

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Joint Transportation Committee to request support for H. 3484 / S. 2330:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H. 3484 / S. 2330 would allow for the restoration of year of manufacture (YOM) registration plates to their original colors and designs.
  • H. 3484 / S. 2330 allow greater styling options for antique vehicle owners and recognize that YOM plates are an important part of the aesthetic and collector value of antique vehicles.
  • H. 3484 / S. 2330 bring the state in line with other states seeking to reward automotive enthusiasts and expand opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
  • H. 3484 / S. 2330 recognize that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H. 3484 / S. 2330) has been introduced in Massachusetts to allow year of manufacture (YOM) registration plates to be restored to their original colors and designs. Vehicles registered as antique may display YOM plates with DMV approval.  Current DMV regulations state these plates must be in original condition. The bills await consideration in the Joint Transportation Committee.